Malena Martínez Cabrera


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Malena Martinez Cabrera is a Peruvian film director, producer, photographer, and cultural journalist based in Vienna since 2000. She has a multiple cultural background and she speaks Spanish, German, English, and Italian. She lived in the Andes, in the jungle region and on the coast side of Peru, where she studied Hispanic Literature and Linguistics (Universidad Católica, Peru, 1999) and Music (Conservatorio Nacional, Lima).

In 2007 she obtained a Masters in Creative Documentary at the University Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona. She attended the 2014 -2015 class of the School for Artistic Photography Friedl Kubelka in Vienna and 2015 was a Mentée of Mrs. Ruth Beckermann in the Mentoring program from FC Gloria Verein, Vienna, 2015.

She is alumna of ARCHIDOC (La Fémis. Paris, Amsterdam, Lyon, 2015), Aristoteles Workshop (Arte TV, Sibiel, Romania, 2009). Cinematography WS (ESCAC, Barcelona, 2009), etc. She also holds a Mag. in Romanic Philology (University of Vienna, 2006).

Working languages: Spanish, German, English, Italian (all fluently).

2019 Hugo Blanco, Deep River 108’ Creative documentary film. (Supported by the Federal Chancellery of Austria BKA). Official selection at One World Prague, ImagineNative in Toronto, FIDBA in Buenos Aires; Cinélatino in Toulouse, This Human World in Austria, Atlantidoc in Montevideo, Beyond Borders in Greece, Festival de Cine de Lima in Peru, Festival Internacional de Sucre, Bolivia, Festival LASA Mexico, Festival Latinoamericano Corriente de No-Ficción, etc. Invited to the Catedra Anibal Quijano in the Museo Reina Sofía of Madrid.
Best international documentary film 2019
13. Atlantidoc, Uruguay International Documentary Film Festival
Special mention "Ojo Latinoamericano" 2020
16. Sucre International Human Rights Film Festival, Bolivia

2017 Arcane (1’14’’) Award: 3. Platz. Sommerfestival Kinowienochnie «Das Gute Leben». Vienna, 2017. Official selections: Cine de Artistas. 19a DocBuenos Aires, 2019; Moving Image Arts International Short Film Festival 2018, «Experimental Landscapes». Canada; Kyiv International Short Film Festival 2018. «100 films in 100 minutes». Ukraine; 6th International Changing Perspectives Film Festival 2018. Turkey; Cinema Perpetuum Mobile. International Short Film Festival 2018. «suRRveillance». Minsk, Weißrussland; Sommerfestival Kinowienochnie «Das Gute Leben».Vienna, 2017.

2009 Felipe, come back 67’ (Festival of New Peruvian Films, New York, 2012, IX Muestra de Documental Independiente Peruano 2010, Festival de Cine de Lima 2010 ; Festival Lima Independiente 2011, Festival Surrealidades de Colombia 2010, etc. )

2001 Ramiro en Viena. 10’. Award: Honorous mention. Shorts on Screen, 2002. ORF short films competition, Austria.

2012 Artikel: El indio arguediano en la adaptación cinematográfica de la novela Yawar Fiesta. In „Arguedas: la dinámica de los encuentros culturales". Band II. Fondo Editorial PUCP, Lima, 2013. 359-370
2011 Essay: Frederick Wiseman. El escepticismo. In Godard! Textos escogidos 2001-2011. Mesa Redonda: Lima, 2011. 159-162

Diverses articles as film critic, filmjournalist and cultural journalist.